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BS in Cyber Security – Computer Science

The Bachelor of Science in Cyber Security – Computer Science Track (B.S. in Computer Science Cyber Security, CYS) focuses on providing a broad interdisciplinary information assurance and cyber security education that prepares graduates to successfully defend, protect, design, implement and maintain secure information and information systems.

Program Educational Objectives - BS in Cyber Security – Computer Science Track

PEO-1: Demonstrate the knowledge and skills acquired within the Computer Science (CYS).

PEO-1-1: CYS graduates will be provided with a broad general education that will prepare them to function in the world-at-large as productive and ethical professionals and as responsible citizens.
PEO-1-2: CYS graduates will be able to serve as productive and ethical members of society and the profession. They will have a very good understanding of ethical issues and their applications.
PEO-1-3: CYS graduates will be prepared for tasks involving the design, development, and maintenance of software in industry.
PEO-1-4: CYS graduates will be able to apply techniques, methodologies, tools and skills to build high-quality computer-based systems that function effectively and reliably in the emerging information infrastructure.
PEO-1-5: CYS graduates will be able to work in teams, to apply theoretical and analytical methods, to apply principles of software engineering, and to model real-world processes and objects.
PEO-1-6: CYS graduates will be aware that graduate study is a viable option. They will have the basic skills to be competitive.
PEO-1-7: CYS graduates will understand and be able to apply mathematics, science and concepts of computer science to graduate studies.
PEO-1-8: CYS graduates will be aware of research areas within the discipline and basic research techniques.

PEO-2: Demonstrate analytical and critical thinking skills.

PEO-2-1: CYS graduates will be able to work in teams, to apply theoretical and analytical methods, to apply principles of software engineering, and to model real-world processes and objects.
PEO-2-2: CYS graduates will be provided with the necessary quantitative background for graduate studies and/or employment in research-oriented institutions.

PEO-3: Demonstrate research, library and technology skills required for advanced study or employment in the discipline.

PEO-3-1: CYS graduates will be able to understand and maintain computer science skills consistent with current trends and adapt to advances in technology of the computer science profession.
PEO-3-2: CYS graduates will have the motivation and the ability to adapt to evolving methodologies of computing.
PEO-3-3: CYS graduates will be provided with the necessary quantitative background for graduate studies and/or employment in research-oriented institutions.

Student Outcomes – BS in Cyber Security

Graduates of the program will have an ability to:

  1. Analyze a complex computing problem and to apply principles of computing and other relevant disciplines to identify solutions.
  2. Design, implement, and evaluate a computing-based solution to meet a given set of computing requirements in the context of the cyber security.
  3. Communicate effectively in a variety of professional contexts.
  4. Recognize professional responsibilities and make informed judgments in computing practice based on legal and ethical principles.
  5. Function effectively as a member or leader of a team engaged in activities appropriate to the cyber security.
  6. Apply security principles and practices to maintain operations in the presence of risks and threats.